Tom Tykwer’s love triangle drama “Drei” (Three) appears to be the favorite at this year’s German Film Awards.
Pic, about a husband and wife in Berlin who fall for the same guy, nabbed six Lola nominations, including best film, director, actress (for Sophie Rois) and music. Tykwer also composed the soundtrack with Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil and Gabriel Isaac Mounsey.
Ralf Huettner’s German box office hit “Vincent Wants to Sea,” about a young man with Tourette’s syndrome on a road trip with two mental rehab patients, garnered five noms, including pic, screenplay and actor for thesp-scribe Florian David Fitz.
Likewise scoring five noms was Andres Veiel’s 1960s drama “If Not Us, Who,” among them film, actress (Lena Lauzemis) and actor (August Diehl).The Berlinale screener chronicles the relationship between writer Bernward Vesper and Gudrun Ensslin, who went on to become a pivotal figure in West Germany’s Red Army Faction terrorist group.
Philipp Stoelzl’s period romance “Goethe!” is vying for four Lolas, including pic and actor (Alexander Fehling).
Also contending for best pic are Yasemin Samdereli’s Berlin screener “Almanya,” about a Turkish family in Germany that decides to move back to the old country, and Sebastian Grobler’s “Der ganz grosse Traum.”
Wim Wenders’ “Pina,” a 3D tribute to the late modern dance choreographer Pina Bausch, is up for best doc and director.The German Film Awards will be handed out in Berlin on April 8.